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Capitol Lounge

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4 Ratings
Ratings: 4
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.89%
Taps: 12
Bottles: 60
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

231 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, District of Columbia, 20003-1107
United States
phone: (202) 547-2098

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(Place added by: larissaelyse on 04-27-2010)
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Photo of Storning
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Storning, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of larissaelyse
5/5  rDev +24.1%

What a great local watering hole!

HAPPY HOUR M-F: $1 off anything you want, beer, booze, wine..

Specials every day:

Monday: 1/2 price 12 inch pizza (cheese starts at $6.50, toppings $1)

Tuesday: 25 cent wings!

Wednesday: $1 Tacos til 8pm! $4.50 Coronas, Negra Modelos (love that beer), and house made margaritas!

Thursday: Pitcher night! Select pitchers $13.25. They always have an awesome local DC brew on pitcher special. Their amazing sliders are on special for $2 each til 8pm.

Friday: $5 Fireball whiskey shots..

Saturday/Sunday: Suzy's DIY Bloody Mary Bar. The kitchen always serves up specialties during brunch as well, ie: blueberry pancakes, breakfast sliders, breakfast pizzas... Brunch goes from 10-3.

They have a bangin' juke box at all 3 bars. The shuffle board in the basement is still FREE, as is the corn hole in the back patio.

The beer list ranges from Carlsberg Elephant to Deliriums' La Guillotine with 58 other bottles in between.

Constant beer events!!

So long as you behave and drink like an adult the staff will take very good care of you.

larissaelyse, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.38/5  rDev -16.1%

There are some pros and cons about this historical watering place situated in Capitol Hill. I have been coming to this place since 2001 especially during the earlier years as they had ten cents buffalo wings on Tuesday nights. That was a big plus about this place. This place is very large with three bars total (about 12 beers on tap at each bar) with one of the bars being downstairs which is usually empty except on busy days. There's pool table and dart boards and a large tv to boot downstairs. They have Belgian beer specials once a week I think and their offerings are usually of good quality. I had Hopslam on tap and all three bars had it on tap which I found amazing! I am definitely coming back here for Hopslam on tab every year. Food and service are mediocore at best and I will not eat there again even the chicken wings gone downhill. The bartenders are standoffish and not very kind. But I cannot say the same with the waitress I had recently. Overall, a neat place that burned down once recently due to a fire - the old place had rugby scarfs and presidential pins/memorabila all over the place. The restored place managed to salvage some of those items and added new pins and stuff.

CuriousMonk, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of akorsak
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Another regional hang-out, just off of the Hill on Pennsylvania SE. Either Capital South on the metro or a long hike across the Capitol from Union Station.

Atmosphere: The Lounge, which rebounded nicely from those successive fires a few years back. The main entrance features a long bar and seating. Darkly lit, the bar is adorned with political memorabilia. Downstairs a cigar bar lurks with a couple of tap handles too.

Quality: Friendly barstaff and waitstaff that, depending on the time of night, runs a little thin. The establishment is clean, if not darker. The warm feel is inviting.

Service: I've had no issues. Service is generally fast and friendly, a good ear if needed.

Selection: 12 or so beers on tap, including Capitol Amber, a house brew made especially for, well, the house. Plenty of craft on that list, at least 8. A strong bottle selection, moderately priced, is a nice compliment to the tap offerings.

Food: I've only ever ordered finger food, greasy pub grub types. All were good passable to good.

akorsak, Sep 19, 2010
Capitol Lounge in Washington, DC
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.